How fighter jets lost their speed | Data

Fighter jets are fast. Everybody knows that. As time passes, newer and more advanced fighter jets should be faster, right? Not really. Let’s crunch some data and look into that....


History Hour: Operation SAGEBURNER sets new speed record

On August 28, 1961, Lieutenants Huntington Hardisty and Earl De Esch, US Navy, flew a McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II to a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Speed Record....